I started wondering about how to make apple butter after I visited the Big Apple, New York, quite a couple of years ago! There I stumbled upon and also tried apple butter for the very first time in my life. And I thought it was just unbelievably delicious!
That’s what it said on the breakfast menu. And I had absolutely no idea what it was. So I asked the waiter and he told me that it was basically a butter spread with applesauce in it.
Well hey, I’m always ready to try out new things. So I ordered the apple butter with a toasted sesame bagel. And a good strong cup of coffee.
So how was it?
Well, absolutely freaking delicious.
What a lovely flavor!
Give me a little piece of crunchy toast or sliced bagel, spread it with the golden goodie… I fell for it head over heals. It is pretty rich but silky smooth and full of apple flavor. Don’t worry, you’ll not end up with a mouthful of butter here!
How To Make Apple Butter
So, where was it then? That first apple butter I ever tasted?
That was in a breakfast and coffee place at a place called the Snack Taverna in Bedford Street, Greenwich Village. Rings a bell? No? Yes? OK, so for the die hard fans: that’s a good couple of steps away from the Friends building facade.
Like I said, it’s been quite a couple of years. But the place still exists!
Oh hey, if you like sweet butters then there’s another blog post that you should check out. My compound butters post: I don’t only give you 11 savory compound butter recipes, but also 4 sweet butters as well!
Do you love making sweet spreads at home for breakfast?
Then also check out my chestnut chocolate spread!
- 7 oz unsalted butter (200 g), soft at room temperature
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 4 tbsp apple sauce at room temperature
- a pinch nutmeg
- Put the butter in a large mixing bowl. Make sure the butter is at room temperature so very soft and smooth! Whisk it well until pretty creamy. Then add the apple sauce.
- Stir well until the apple sauce is fully incorporated. If the apple sauce doesn’t mix well with the butter, that’s because the butter is not soft enough or the apple sauce is too cold. Add the caster sugar to the apple butter.
- Stir again. Season with a little pepper and a pinch of nutmeg to taste.
- Stir well. Check the seasoning and add extra sugar, nutmeg or pepper to taste if necessary.
- Spread the apple butter onto toast. You can store the rest of the apple butter in a clean jar in the fridge if you’re not extending to use it immediately.